Scholarships

Outstanding students are eligible for the following CLAS Scholarships. Applications are customarily due in early February and should be made via the Iowa Scholarship Portal for Undergraduate Students. Please contact the undergraduate advisor or the Office of Academic Programs and Student Development in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for questions regarding the application process.

Helen K. Fairall Scholarship
Juniors and seniors majoring in Asian Languages and Literature or Russian, as well as graduate students in the Asian Civilizations MA program, are eligible to apply for the Helen Fairall scholarships, offered through the department and the U of I Foundation. To apply, visit the Iowa Scholarship Portal.

Tsara Ann Hinman Award
The Tsara Ann Hinman Award for undergraduate and graduate female students (not including international students), currently pursuing a degree at The University of Iowa and enrolled in a Chinese language class. To apply, visit the Iowa Scholarship Portal.

Cheng/Liu Summer Scholarship
Undergraduate and graduate students in the Chinese track of the Asian Languages & Literatures major and the Asian Civilizations MA program, who plan to return to the University of Iowa for further study, are eligible to apply for the Cheng/Liu Scholarship. The scholarship may be used only at a recognized summer Chinese language program in the United States or abroad.  The proposed summer program must provide the equivalent of a full academic year of Chinese language study. To apply, visit the Iowa Scholarship Portal.

Stanley Summer Scholarship
Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in Asian Languages & Literatures/Asian Civilizations are eligible to compete for summer scholarship aid for intensive language study provided by the Stanley-University of Iowa Support Organization. Scholarships consist of a cash grant for use in an approved summer language program. To apply, visit the Iowa Scholarship Portal.

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) Scholarship
Scholarships for Study Abroad in East and Southeast Asia are available for undergraduate students attending the University of Iowa. Please visit CAPs Study Abroad in Asia Scholarship.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA), made possible by generous support from the Freeman Foundation. Created to assist U.S. students with demonstrated financial need and limited prior experience in East and Southeast Asia, Freeman-ASIA will fund approximately 400 students over the next two academic years, with awards ranging from $3,000 per student for summer study and $5,000 per semester, to a maximum of $7,000 for a full year abroad. Students may apply online starting February 1st for awards to study abroad beginning in summer 2016. Prospective students should visit the Freeman-ASIA Award website for eligibility requirements, full application instructions and a list of deadlines.

CLAS Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences supports numerous scholarships through the college's annual scholarship competition. For a list of scholarships available in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and information on applying for scholarships, visit the CLAS Scholarships page.

International Programs

Explore the many funding opportunities open to UI students and alumni, available from the International Programs Student Grants and Fellowships page.

Scholarships to support study abroad also exist outside the University (e.g., through the Boren Awards for International Study and the Council on International Educational Exchange).  For more information on these programs and on scholarships and funds available to help underwrite the costs of travel, contact contact Study Abroad (335-0353), 1111 University Capitol Centre.

Chinese Government Scholarship

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students in Chinese Language classes are eligible to Apply. The Chinese Government Scholarship from the Chinese Ministry of Education is to support students studying Chinese language and culture at a Chinese university in Mainland China. The scholarship will cover tuition, medical insurance and monthly living allowance for one semester of study in China. Applications are available every March, for awards to be applied to the fall. To apply, please contact your Chinese class instructor.